Janet Barnard Named President Of Manheim North America
Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz announced today that Janet Barnard will take on the role as president of Manheim North America, effective immediately. Barnard previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
In her new role, Barnard will continue to lead the company's core vehicle auction business that includes 78 operating locations and a team of more than 18,000 employees. As a member of the Cox Automotive leadership team, she is responsible for strategic business functions such as operations, sales, customer experience and product development. Manheim is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale vehicle marketplace.
“Janet has done a tremendous job of reinforcing Manheim's position as an industry leader and setting a vision for the company's long-term success,” said Schwartz. “We congratulate her on this well-deserved achievement and look forward to the many contributions she will continue to make to our industry, our company and our customers as a valued member of the Cox Automotive executive team.”
Over the past three years at Manheim, Barnard has implemented a variety of key initiatives designed to further the industry, while creating a more efficient auction experience for customers. This includes working to create a Multi-Platform Selling solution that makes buying and selling easier for customers and launching a $100 million multi-year auction modernization effort that uses technology to redesign processes, enabling employees to spend more time with customers.
Prior to joining Manheim, Barnard served as senior vice president and general manager for Cox Communications' Central Region. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, which also includes Manheim, AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, NextGear Capital, and a host of global businesses and brands serving customers such as auto dealers, manufacturers and financial institutions. Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.